Bravo’s newest series“Kandi & The Gang” follows the heart and soul behind the Atlanta restaurant Old Lady Gang (“OLG”). In the heart of the city, Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker run an ever-evolving restaurant empire. Their Southern-eatery, OLG, named after the ‘Old Lady Gang’ consisting of Kandi’s mom, Mama Joyce, and Aunts Nora and Bertha, is busier than ever. The restaurant has been a fan-favorite with lines down the block and classic Southern dishes, but peeling back the curtains on this family-owned and operated restaurant reveals that mixing business and relatives can sometimes create a recipe for tension.
With tensions rising as family members don’t perform up to standards, a little tough love and a lot of restructuring will shake things up with the staff, whether they’re ready for it or not. We had a chance to talk to Kandi about the show and a little extra conversation about gentrification in Atlanta, the importance of being involved in politics, and how living in an affluent Black neighborhood has always been her dream.